Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
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    The Hate U Give Movie
    The Hate U Give

    Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, ... Read Article »

    First Man Movie Poster
    First Man

    First Man is the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong ... Read Article »

    The Polar Express
    FREE Holiday Movies

    Polar Express, The Santa Clause, and The Grinch (2000) are coming to the super screen this December. Polar express is ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    Hastings Museum Ornament36th Annual Festival of Trees | Each year non-profit organizations from the community come and decorate trees through out the Museum. See this festive display Nov. 17 through Jan. 1, 2019.

    Museum Store Sunday | 25% off on the 25th
    Get 25% off your purchase in the Museum Store on November 25th and get ahead on your holiday shopping!

    dark matterMembers First an Exclusive Sky Viewing | Sat, Dec. 1, 5:30-7pm | The Hastings Museum recently received 6 high-powered Orion telescopes thanks to some very generous donors! Three have already arrived and we want our Members to get the FIRST look!

    FREE First Friday | December 7  | 5-8 pm
    On First Friday you can now view the evening sky  from 6-7pm with our new high-powered telescopes. Sponsored by Quality Sound & Communications, admission is FREE for everyone from 5-8pm! Don’t miss our 6 pm large-format film for only $5!

    Holiday Fun | Sat, Dec. 8, 10-Noon
    It is that time of year to spread some holiday cheer! Come take a photo on Santa’s lap, build your own Christmas light, create festive masterpieces, and enjoy a tasty treat. Space is limited, register today!

    The Polar ExpressPolar Express | Sat, Dec. 8 at 12:15p, 2:30p & 7:15p
    FREE with Paid $6 Museum Admission or FREE for Members | 
    Come enjoy this Christmas classic! Polar Express is an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg staring Tom Hanks. Don’t miss this on our super Screen. More Details to come soon!

    Up Close: Dark Matter & Dark Energy | Fri, Dec 14 &15
    This month we dive in to the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy! What are they? Are they really DARK? Most of the universe is made up of matter that we cannot observe directly, so how do we know it is there?


    *Special Holiday Hours*

    Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving: CLOSED
    Saturday, December 1: Closing at 5:00 pm for a Member’s Only Event
    Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day: CLOSED
    Tuesday, January 1, New Year’s Day: CLOSED
    Because they are Mondays, we will also be closed Dec. 24, Christmas Eve & Dec. 31, New Years Eve.
    January 5: Museum closing at 5pm for a private reservation

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